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Age Friendly Healthcare: Mentation


Katherine Ritchey, DO, MPH

Geriatrics and Palliative Care, VA Puget Sound

Division of Geriatrics, University of Washington



Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘what matters’ in the context of an Age Friendly Health Care system
  • Apply an evidence-based framework for assessing patient preferences and health outcome goals related to what matters
  • Decide interventions to start, stop or continue based on patients’ health priorities as the focus of communication and decision making within an Age-Friendly Health System

[From the Winter 2024 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]